Friday, November 15, 2013

A Frozen Bloom Day, November 15, 2013

Here in the northeastern corner of Mississippi, we have had two nights of below freezing temperatures. It was 27F on Tuesday night and 26F on Wednesday night.
These photos were made yesterday (Thursday morning).

Butterflyweed
The Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa, produced an amazing number of seeds in late Summer.
I am hoping to have a lot more plants next year, though I think it will take several years for them
to be old enough to bloom.

French Marigold, beautiful even with deadly frost
The Marigolds have been steady bloomers for months.
I will certainly plant them again in the Spring.

Pansies
Pansies are hardy here in the middle of Zone 7. You can expect to see their smiling faces for the December Bloom Day (unless they are covered with snow).

'Little Marvel' Peas
The seed packet says these garden peas are hardy to 20F. The weather forecast for the next few weeks is for milder temperatures, so maybe I will get a harvest.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!


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23 comments:

  1. The frost always looks pretty, but it is so destructive.

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  2. Beautiful macro shots of the frosted blooms. Cold weather is definitely t your home.

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  3. We got it here too...I won't trust weather.com anymore...cause I did not get a warning on Thursday! Happy Bloom day, though!

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  4. The flowers look beautiful a bit surreal with such a heavy frost on them. I feel bad for them when they get hit with such shocking temps. That's a little weird, I guess......Here's to warm weather in your neck of the woods for a while longer. Happy GBBD. Sally

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  5. Lovely frosty pictures. I often think that frost gives plants yet another dimension - you've captured it well. Just caught the forecast for the next week here - it's too get very cold! Stay warm and Happy Bloom Day!

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  6. Visiting from Orange you Glad...Love that orange frosty bloom♫ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/pixel-art/

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  7. The frost has definitely arrive at your garden, but the frosting on the flowers just makes them more beautiful.

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  8. Lovely shots!! But, it ihurts to look at the frosted edges. Hopefully, they feel no pain.

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  9. Sad, the frosted flowers. I hope to see some Milkweed blooms next year. I've got to remember to go check my peas to see if they have made any pods. Here's hoping!

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  10. Love the frosted blooms! We had very cold temperatures at the beginning of the week, but now we're back to mild weather--next week we'll be in the middle, which is more "normal." Is this your first year with Butterfly Weed? I planted it for the first time this year, and it didn't do too well. I don't know if it will come back, but I hope so because it's a beautiful host plant for the Monarch caterpillars.

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  11. A mixed season find of shot - my part of Australia does not get many frosts - I miss them!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. So sad but so beautiful. Love your photos of the frosted blooms.

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  13. Even in the frozen state the blooms are gorgeous.

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  14. They look pretty even with their frosty coating. The Butterfly Weed was so pretty. I'm hoping it returns.

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  15. Beautiful shots but so sad to see what the frost has done to those lovely flowers!
    diane @ aug's blog

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  16. Beautiful frost pictures, it’s a bit sad when everything comes to an end, but it looks lovely in your photos. No sign of frost over here yet, but we might get some next week. Happy GBBD!

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  17. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr - I'm cold just looking at your post Lea just as we've got much colder weather arriving later this week this side of the pond. Hope that those pea flowers live up to their name and get the chance to turn into pods :)

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  18. And then it was hot as all get out yesterday....
    Weird weather.

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  19. Frozen but still very lovely. Thanks for sharing on OYGIF. Hope to see you again this weekend.

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  20. Greetings from Southern California. You can point your Monarch butterflies this way- we may get chilly- but my little micro-climate has probably had frost 1 day every decade.

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